Richard Fowles (b.1989) is an English composer, guitarist and teacher. He holds a First-class honours degree in Music from The Academy of Contemporary Music where he specialised in guitar performance under Giorgio Serci and Nic Meier. He continued his education at Brunel University where he studied for a Masters degree in Composition with Christopher Fox and John Croft. He is also an Associate of The London College of Music.
Richard specialises in music from the first half of the 20th Century and is particularly interested in works for small ensembles and solo instruments. His debut album, ‘Un Hommage à Erik’, is a celebration of the life and work of the Impressionist composer Erik Satie, 150 years after his birth.
He has worked as both a session musician and writer/arranger in some of the UK’s biggest recording studios, working with artists signed to labels such as Sony and RedOne. He has provided the scores for a number of films and television programmes. This has required him to compose in a wide variety of genres including flamenco, jazz, orchestral and popular music. Richard is also an in demand orchestrator.
As well as composing, Richard has also performed extensively throughout London and the UK. He teaches privately and is employed by the Ealing Music Service as an instrumental tutor.
Richard is a supporter of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM); a charity that exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Please visit their website (www.thecalmzone.net) to learn more about their important work.
He is signed to ‘Music & Media Consulting’. To contact MMC, please use visit www.musicandmediaconsulting.com.